Vietnamese antiques displayed in Thua Thien-Hue hinh anh 1A burial jar draws the visitors' attention (Photo:

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – An antique exhibition featuring the traditional customs of ancient Vietnamese people opened at the Museum of Hue Culture in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 24.

The event aims to honour antique collectors’ achievements in preserving and promoting Hue cultural heritage and national cultural heritage.

On the display are 100 artefacts of Sa Huynh culture, collected by Lam Du Xenh from Quang Ngai province over the past two decades. They include burial jars, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Collector Nguyen Huu Hoang from Hue city gave the exhibition ancient objects made of terracotta, porcelain, wood, fabric, bronze, gold, silver and paper. He has presented hundreds of precious antiques to museums nationwide.

According to cultural researcher Tran Dinh Son, Hue was an ancient urban centre in Vietnam. Hue’s convergence of various cultures such as Dong Son, Sa Huynh with that of India, China and many Southeast Asian countries left marks on the locality’s architectural works, practices, faiths and religions.

The exhibition will run until May 4.-VNA